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waiting for the ifo sentiment index, see whether it confirms what the pmis have been telling us this week about the german economy. suggests we may be heading into possibly contraction territory. expecting it to be around 99.5 versus 100. expectations entex is frft at 93.2, unchanged from the previous reading. not out yet. kathleen brooks is with us. i'm not sure why we don't have it but anyway, whatever your expectations are for this, how close is germ 234i going to skirt with contraction in the fourth quarter? >> it certainly has been slowing down and it looks like there's the possibility that even germany is starting to have some mild contraction and maybe even in the technical recession i would think over the next two quarters. the economic indicators have been coming down in determine any, there had been an expectation that consumption kicks up more in the country. which it has a little bit, but a little less than maybe people have been expecting. obviously the fallout from the international crisis and the backdrop is not really helping. >>. >> euro-dollar edging up to a three week h
.5%. and the nasdaq, the outperformer there, up by 2%, on average. >> joining us with their thoughts, quinn, we just kept getting stronger as we went into the close today but you're still skeptical. you'd be selling into this rally. wouldn't you? >> absolutely. i think this is an opportunity to take it off the table. i said last week with maria that you don't panic sell. just as we didn't do and then we've got the rally. now is an opportunity to take the step back. we don't know what's going to happen between now and the end of the year. as i said earlier an hour ago, you are betting on congress. if you're optimistic they're going to find a solution and we'll be off to the races, fine. i'm not. i'm a seller into this rally. you'll get better prices into the new year. >> i would also like to mention as the markets have settled up, we did actually close above 13,000 again, folks. that is a gain of 172 points. michael, let me ask you, are you a seller into this rally as well? >> no, i am not. i actually feel the market will tread water for the rest of the year. really, we only have four, or five weeks
hands? let's get to our panel, david dahl, mark travis, and robert zagunis will join us in a moment. good to have you on the program. david, let me begin with you. how are you invested right now amidst all of these issues pertaining to the fiscal cliff, higher tax rates in 2013, et cetera? >> always good to be back with you. we've been defensive. we've looked for opportunities to take gains over the course of the year. thankfully we've been very u.s.-centric in our investments over the course of 2011-2012. what we're preparing for now is looking again at the foreign markets in 2013. >> foreign markets meaning you want to be allocating money outside of the u.s. because of these issues in the u.s.? >> well, taking a look at some of the large global players here in the u.s. and outside, because as tax rates go up here in the united states, what we're about to see is probably the laugher curve in reverse. tax rates going up, revenues declining, creating a headwind for gdp. we're look at companies in the world for looking for global growth opportunity outside our borders. >> mark, let me
u.s. equity futures are down by about 21 points. s&p off by 3 1/2. and as we've been talking about daily, the looming fiscal cliff is a big piece of the market story. today barack obama is officially kicking off budget negotiations. at issue is a one-two punch. we have expiring bush era tax cuts and across the board spending cuts both set to hit in january. simpson and bowles with a warning to washington about what's at stake. >> if we get over on the cliff, we don't have a deal, and the market doesn't anticipate that we're actually going to be so stupid as to go over the cliff, then i think you'll see the market really crash and i think you'll see the rating agencies downgrade our credit again, you'll see fitch and moody's join s&p. i think you'll see corporations lose confidence. you'll see them slow down hiring, stop capital xebd churs, capital will go on on strike, it will be a hell of a mess. >> leaders of both parties think it would be to their advantage to go off the fiscal cliff. what a 12 straight that is, that we could win more as democrats if we let it go or we can win m
. >>> then coming up at 8:00 eastern time, we'll be joined by weren buffett. he'll be joining us with carol lumis. let's get over to andrew, he has this morning's other top headlines. >> good morning to you, becky. the obama administration saying that china's currency remains significantly undervalued, but the u.s. treasury department is now stopping short of labeling the world's second biggest economy a currency manipulator. the white house is expected now to send the congress a multi-billion-dollar request on the recovery from superstorm sandy. the storm caused an estimated $71 billion in damages in new york and new jersey, and some congressional aides saying the request for funding would likely be at least $11 billion. the move comes as canada gets close to its decision on whether to approve the transaction. the energy companies say discussions with the committee are still in progress, and of course they had to file approval because they have extensive operations in the u.s. gulf of mexico. >>> "the wall street journal" reporting that virtue is emerging as the frontrunner to buy knight capital
comes right through. >> also, tomorrow night, all of the nbc universal networks, including us, will air a benefit concert featuring bruce springsteen, john bon jovi, and others. you got to watch it. stay tuned. >>> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the bill,s market kicking off a new month with a solid rally. investors optimistic ahead of tomorrow's key october job report. >> tomorrow's employment numbers could have a major effect not only on wall street but on the presidential election as well. we'll get market experts to weigh in on that a little later. the other big story, of course, the continued fallout from hurricane sandy. if you have a car in new york, new jersey, other areas affected all along the coast, chances are you're having a hard time filling your gas tank. many stations are still closed. others are seeing huge lines. the question is how long is this going to last? we're going to get into that coming up. >> but first, let's look at where we stand as we approach this fina
that hasn't happened since october 2011. u.s. equity futures at this hour actually higher. up by about 65 for the dow, s&p more than 7, and as joe mentioned, the fiscal cliff is still the focus. today treasury secretary tim geithner will be meeting with congressional leaders. first harry reid at about 10:00 and then followed by a session with john boehner, eric cantor, paul ryan and chairman of the house's tax writing ways and means committee dave camp. also lunch with republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi. yesterday a number of high profile corporate leaders met with president obama at the white house, including lloyd blankfein. >> both sides have acknowledge there had is revenue concessions and entitlement concessions. in fact if you listen to it, again, i'm not a master of the political art here, but i would say if you have these point of views in a business context, i would say a deal would be in reach. >> among our guests this morning, we have ron johnson. at the white house today, president obama will host mitt romney for a private lunch. it's their firs
to the market? courtney reagan at the real-time exchange breaking it down for us. good evening to you, courtney. >> good evening, larry. last night might have been overwhelmingly blue but today it was all red. the day after the presidential election saw the dow shift 312 points, marking the biggest point loss so far this year for the index. but it could have been worse. at session lows the dow was actually off by 369 points. the sell-off was broadbased and multifaceted. some point to wall street's disappointment with president obama's re-election. but ecb head mario draggi's comments about weakness in europe affecting germany and apple's move into correction territory certainly didn't help things either. now, financials selling off as the market anticipates. another obama term could mean financial regulation is here to stay. coal stocks the hardest hit in the wake of romney's loss. we know he was a supporter. and while not all health care names performed well, hospital stocks did soar today, with obama care set to remain in place money will continue to flow to the hospitals. as you can see, you
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